It is a very odd thought to think that people are watching us as we live our lives each day. Yes, people are watching you. Not in a stalking kind of way, but trying to see if you are who you say you are. Are you real? Are you consistent? Do you do what you say you are going to do? We all know we miss the mark. We promise things we can not deliver on. We say the wrong thing at the wrong time. I seem to do these things and I always need to be reminded that the the way I live my life is being watched. I was hanging out with my Uncle on labor day and he told me that he would go to any church I went to and that he was going to come visit Grace. I was puzzled to say the least. My Uncle and I are really close and he has never been a church kind of guy. We have talked about Christ, but still it is incredible to know that he was checking out my life at the same time to see if the 2 matched up. My Uncle has not crossed the line of faith to become a follower of Christ but he may. I do know that somehow he trusts the church I am a part of because of how I have lived my life around him for many years. It was not overnight, this has been a process. It is so encouraging to know relationships work in a world that does not trust our Bible or the churches we attend or the faith we hold so dear. Here is a few thoughts I am thinking…
1. People are watching…we have the chance to show them Jesus.
2. We can never give up on people. You never know when they may come to us asking questions. You never know when they might be looking for direction.
3. Consistency not perfection is what we need to strive for. People just need to know what we believe and how we live are real.
4. God is really God and He can change any heart. Do we really believe the Holy Spirit can lead others to the truth? Do we live like and pray like that?